GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 M295X vs 970 among all GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

7.3

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon R9 M295X 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 M295X

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 M295X

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More shading units 2,048 vs 1,664 384 more shading units
More texture mapping units 128 vs 104 24 more texture mapping units
Front view of GeForce GTX 970

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

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Higher clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 723 MHz More than 45% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 5,000 MHz More than 40% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 224.4 GB/s vs 160 GB/s More than 40% higher memory bandwidth
Higher pixel rate 58.8 GPixel/s vs 23.14 GPixel/s More than 2.5x higher pixel rate
Significantly better particle simulation score 1,122.49 mInteraction/s vs 495.87 mInteraction/s More than 2.2x better particle simulation score
More render output processors 56 vs 32 24 more render output processors
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 1,250 MHz More than 40% higher memory clock speed
Higher battlefield 4 framerate 88.6 vs 39.9 Around 2.2x higher battlefield 4 framerate
Significantly lower TDP 148W vs 250W More than 40% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 M295X vs GeForce GTX 970

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M295X
391.88 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 970
485.85 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M295X
80.43 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 970
102.43 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M295X
1,429.52 frames/s
GeForce GTX 970
1,203.9 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M295X
495.87 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 970
1,122.49 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M295X
4,707.39
GeForce GTX 970
3,358.68

Battlefield 4

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